Over the weekend, I took a road trip and ended up having lunch at an Olive Garden restaurant. A friend ordered a bowl of Pasta e Fagioli and simply loved it. Since I am on a gluten-free diet, I decided to make my own copycat version of Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli and wow, am I glad I did!
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After tasting my gluten-free version of this delicious soup, I asked my friend if they thought it was a good copycat variation. They instantly said, “Yes!”
Plus, it’s great when I come home from work I can quickly heat up a bowl of this scrumptious goodness. That sure makes for an easy dinner any day of the week!
This Copy Cat Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli has all kinds of fantastic ingredients such as yummy veggies, tomatoes, pasta, beans, and ground beef. The flavors remind me of a combination of an Italian pasta dish and chili soup. So, so good!
If you are on a gluten-free diet you can easily modify this recipe and make it a totally gluten-free soup. (Perfect for all of your upcoming holiday entertaining!)
I have not tried making this Copy Cat Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli in the crockpot, however, I think it would work just fine. Just be sure to cook your ground beef and drain it before adding it to the other ingredients.
Finally, to make this an even heartier meal try adding a delicious muffin alongside.
Here’s to staying warm!
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